You would think that Dr. Ian Malcolm has had enough of dinosaurs, but that's apparently not the case, as Jeff Goldblum is bringing back everyone's favorite chaos-theory blowhard for one more dino-sized adventure in the still-unnamed Jurassic World sequel.
Against all odds, Malcolm survived both Jurassic Park in 1993 and The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997. Now, 20 years later, it'll be interesting to see how Malcolm's life finds a way to fit into the new world.
Director J.A. Bayona is currently filming the blockbuster's next installment with returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with newcomers Justice Smith, James Cromwell and Toby Jones. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow penned the sequel's script with writing partner Derek Connolly, but Trevorrow has attached himself to direct another little movie called Star War: Episode IX, so A Monster Calls director Bayona has taken the reins.
We got our first official image from the sequel last month, but further details have been as slow as mosquitoes drying in amber. So unfortunately, we don't know much more about Malcom's role. However, Slash Film was able to track down producer Frank Marshall for a comment: “I’m excited to have him back. The world has changed a lot since Ian Malcolm went to Jurassic Park and we need his point of view now more than ever. He told us about chaos theory, he was right.”
I'm excited, too; for my limited funds, Jeff Goldblum makes everything better, even Apartments.com commercials. And I'm apparently not alone, as THR dropped this casting news around 6:30 PT, and not even an hour later it was already trending on Twitter. What do you think, though, does Goldblum's return to the franchise make you even more excited for Jurassic World 2 (or whatever they decide to call it)?